Saunea Totemism

Saunea Totemism

The Saunea peoples are known for their totemism. These totems do not only represent a particular animal but how the particular people relate to the world around them. They inform their character and ethos, offering a paragon of natural behavior.

Bear – the Bear totem represents strength, endurance, and individualism. They will fight savagely when provoked and will defend their children at all costs.

Beaver – the Beaver represents industriousness, a strong sense of both family and community. They share responsibility among themselves and will band together to solve problems.

Buffalo – the Buffalo represents honor, strength, and single-minded sense of purpose. They will defend the innocent (especially the sick, elderly, and young). These people never truly tame buffalo, but instead have a respect that is based on awe rather than mutual respect.

Condor – the Condor is a proud bird that soars above the earth. It represents steadfastness, long-term goals, and planning.

Eagle – the Eagle represents dignity, freedom, and swift justice. These people typically fish and live near lakes, rivers, and the sea.

Heron – the Heron represents patience but when they act they act swiftly and decisively. These people usually fish in fresh waters.

Horse – the Horse represents fidelity, companionship, and honor. These plains peoples find themselves in partnership with horses and many times treat them like revered family members.

Llama – the Llama is surefooted and wise. It represents caution and wisdom. These people use the llama as both food source, pack animal and source of wool. They are traders and merchants.

Puma – the Puma represents stealth, subtlety, and wisdom. These people may wish to see all sides of a conflict before deciding, but before that it may be extremely difficult to predict how they will act.

Rattlesnake – the Rattlesnake represents cool-tempers, level-mindedness, and swift-action. They typically never strike first but will respond with swift retribution.

Salmon – the Salmon represents overcoming adversity, migration, and history. These people approach the seasonal feasts and famines with a fatalism not found in other tribes.

Whale – the Whale represents strength, exploration, and vigilance. These people are seafarers and are known for fishing the open ocean as well as exploring new trade routes and new shores.

Wolf – the wolf represents teamwork, community, and pride. These people are known for their tireless effort and teamwork. But they also are highly stratified with a clear hierarchy.


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